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  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    North Miami Nearly Gave Racketeering Suspect's Company $99K To Clean Three Blocks Of Sidewalk

    Need a quick infusion of cash? Don't bother signing up to sell cheap knives door-to-door or be part of dodgy medical study. Instead, head up to North Miami and bid for a city contract. Because as one company learned, you can quite easily bankroll yourself through the North Miami City Council. Last w ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    July 24, 2012

    Joe Martinez For Miami-Dade Mayor!

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke makes his picks for Miami-Dade mayor and the county's black county commission seats.With the August 14 primary election approachi ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    April 3, 2012

    Otis Pitts Jr. Owes Miami-Dade County $10 Million On Failed Project

    ‚ÄčA prominent African-American builder just got a sweet bailout from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the county commission. On March 20, commissioners quietly approved Gimenez's request to pay off $400,000 that Otis Pitts Jr. owes in property taxes on a complex he owns on NW 62nd Street at Seve ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 2009

    Slumlord Millionaire

    Lawsuit claims landlord pocketed thousands while tenants died.

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    August 10, 2009

    Lawsuit Claims Opa-locka Slumlord Stole Thousands While Tenants Died

    Residents at Opa-locka's Gardens Apartments -- perhaps the city's sketchiest property -- endured 5 murders, 656 assaults, 34 robberies, 25 shootings, and 80 stolen cars during one four-year stretch, according to police records. And the apartments remain the hottest spot in the city for cops, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Gregg Withdraws, Should We Anticipate More Sec. Diaz Rumors?

    This President Obama fellow has sure had a hard time filling his cabinet. After Gov. Richardson withdrew from consideration to be Commerce Secretary, Obama called on Republican Senator Judd Gregg to fill the slot. Turns out the Republican doesn't see eye to eye ideologically with noted Socialist Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    What Does Mel Martinez Do Now?

    One has to wonder what was going through Sen. Mel Martinez's mind when President Bush's helicopter took off from Washington this past Tuesday. Before Bush chose Martinez to be his first HUD secretary, he was a little-known Florida fixture who had run an unsuccessful lieutenant governor campaign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Manny Cabinet Watch Day 3: A New Department?

    Manny-appointment Mania just keeps going. On Monday, we discussed Mayor Diaz's chances at HUD. Yesterday, we weren't too keen on the idea of Manny as Homeland Security Chief. Today, The Herald steps in and throws out the idea he might be a perfect fit to head a new department Obama seeks to create c ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008
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    February 12, 2008

    Support Sarnoff, Get Paid

    Since his election on November 21, 2006, Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has cast himself as the do-gooder reformer on the commission dais. He sponsored legislation that requires outgoing city commissioners to seek approval from their colleagues when doling out last minute bonuses to their s ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2008

    Opa-locka Boots the Boss

    Ousted police chief leaves complaints in his wake.

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    April 26, 2007

    Baghdad West

    In Opa-locka, gang warfare, drug dealing, and decay are a way of life

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    November 16, 2006

    No Garden Party

    Killings and slum conditions are just the beginning

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    December 9, 2004
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    October 28, 2004

    The Bitch

    The Unbearable Lightness

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    September 30, 2004

    Dissent Within the Ranks

    Some current and former Miami-Dade cops say Carlos Alvarez should not be mayor

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    July 15, 2004

    High & Mighty

    What do you do when some morons criticize you in a news report? If you're the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the top federal cop, the answer is easy: You blackball the news reporter

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    December 18, 2003

    Bork Torque

    Well-traveled activist says Miami cops tormented her

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    October 16, 2003

    Model City Meltdown One Year Later

    Miami's disastrous plan to revitalize a residential neighborhood continues to inflict damage

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    October 16, 2003

    Meet Your Neighbors One Year Later

    Overtown's Louise and Jeanette hold steady, but Little Haiti's Naomi is barely holding on

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    October 16, 2003

    Metropolis, Heal Thyself

    One year after Miami announced it would attempt to cure its own poverty, the patient remains in intensive care

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    October 9, 2003

    Just Friends

    If a man is known by the company he keeps, then FBI boss Hector Pesquera has a problem

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    October 17, 2002

    Notes from the Dead Zone

    The politics of AIDS funding in black Miami

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    June 20, 2002

    CIP VIPs

    A list to nominate members for Miami's new Civilian Investigative Panel comes together in typical Magic City fashion

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    February 14, 2002

    The Battle of the Barry Bulge

    As the university grows and grows, it has hit some of its neighbors

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    July 19, 2001

    The Great Elián Hoax

    Did Demetrio Perez, Jr.'s Libre really produce this book?

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    May 31, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of May 31, 2001

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    May 24, 2001

    With Enough Money

    Ed Hanna has been the driving force in promoting the development of West Perrine. He's done well for himself. Too bad West Perrine can't say the same thing.

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    March 15, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of March 15, 2001

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    December 28, 2000

    The Great Pretender

    After years of making a living off rich people's money, Martin Siskind is now portraying himself as a savior to Miami's poor

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    March 23, 2000


    A .22-Caliber Mayor with .357-Magnum Ambitions

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    December 9, 1999

    Her So-Called Life

    Raised in a family devastated by drugs and neglect, Porsche Williams became a mother at age twelve, and a murder victim at fifteen

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    November 25, 1999

    Less for Moore

    Times are tough for grocer Lawrence Moore and his Overtown neighbors. Will the county help out? No way.

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    August 20, 1998

    He Made Dade

    Battling cancer, veteran pol Dante Fascell talks of war, Cuba, and a lifetime of putting Miami on the map

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    July 23, 1998

    Home Sweet Homeless

    After four years and $2.5 million, Sugar Hill's housing for AIDS patients still isn't finished

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    December 25, 1997

    The Rashids' Last Stand

    Nearly four years ago a couple of intrepid entrepreneurs opened Zanjabil in hopes of inspiring their neighbors in the black Grove. They're still hoping.

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    January 2, 1997

    Juris Without Prudence

    What litigant is willing to take Madonna, the CIA, and Governor Chiles to court? It's Alfredo F. de Castro, Miami's one-man suit factory.

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    November 14, 1996

    Clinical Depression

    Hounded by budget crises, unflattering audits, and general gripes about management, the Economic Opportunity Family Health Center circles the wagons

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    February 29, 1996
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    November 30, 1995

    The Long and Winding Road

    Flush with valuable Lincoln Road real estate and saddled with major debts, the South Florida Art Center ponders its options, its future, and its purpose

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    September 14, 1995


    One of Dade's most controversial advocates for the homeless finds herself jobless

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    June 1, 1995

    Carmen (Among Others) vs. Carmen (Among Others)

    Hialeah residents Omar and Carmen Corzo sue Councilwoman Carmen Caldwell (among others) for violating their civil rights

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    February 16, 1995

    Black in the Red

    Everyone expected Charles Howze's Z Mart to be a model for minority-run businesses in Dade. In a sad way it was: It went bankrupt.

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    November 3, 1993

    Shelter Fallout

    After years of doing nothing Dade County now plans to put 500 homeless people under one roof. It won't be in your neighborhood, of course.

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    June 23, 1993

    A Tale of Tent City

    Last spring, when Dade County united with a local charity to help the hurricane's homeless, the partnership sounded too good to be true. It was.

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    November 4, 1992

    Duany To Others

    To those who lost mobile homes to Andrew, Miami's resident town-planning visionary offers an intriguing, low-cost alternative

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    October 30, 1991

    To Have and Have Not

    Activists in Miami Beach's north shore neighborhoods say government-subsidized housing is crowding them out

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    October 23, 1991
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